the sweet smells of Christmas . . . .
- pomegranate ice burning in the scentsy warmer
- twilight woods shower gel, lotion, and perfume in my stocking . . . smells just like Edward in the forest. ;)
- christmas morning rolls baking in the oven
the sweet tastes of Christmas . . . .
- reindeer milk -- a new one this year that we picked up from our friends. It's a blended mixture of eggnog, apple juice, and vanilla ice cream. We like it with 1 cup nog, 1 cup juice, 2-3 cups vanilla ice cream, but you can play with the proportions.
- stuffed mushrooms with help from the pioneer woman
- ham, baked potatoes, homemadebroccoli & cheese soup
- christmas morning rolls
- baklava, fudge, gingerbread men cookies, and a delicious gifted chunk of coconut cake.
the sweet sights of Christmas . . .
anna riding her new bike (complete with a front woven basket and a bell) around the kitchen island. Around and around and around . . .
Payton deep in Lego concentration and yet, continually distracted by . . . everything. Once he realized he got distracted he would yell, "ah! I forgot about my legos!" and go running back to the table and dig into the millennium falcon or space police car in progress. And then the cycle would begin again. Eventually he did complete both ships. What a cute, silly boy.
the sunshine -- what a difference from one year ago.
the sweet sounds of Christmas . . .
Conner's 4 am Merry Christmas! wake-up call at my bedside. I sent him back to bed. At 5am the sounds of The Chipmunk's Christmas Song drifted down the hallway. I got up and shushed him. Soon a spirited duet of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (yes, now Payton was awake) filled the early morning air and I nudged Scott and told him it was his turn. Actual present opening began at 6:30am.
Here he is with his new electric snap circuit kit. Whatever you do, just don't cut the red wire. ;)